Category Archives: News & Updates

Will Go Ahead With S-400 Missile Deal With Russia, India To Tell US During ‘2+2’ Dialogue

India is planning to convey to the US that it will go ahead with Rs 40,000 crore deal with Russia to procure S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems despite American sanctions on military transactions with Moscow. This will be conveyed to the American officials during

Defence Ministry Begins Process For Army’s Much-Needed Assault Rifles

The Ministry of Defence has come out with the Request for Information (RFI) Assault Rifles which is being placed to add push to the Indigenisation process. The whole process will be under the ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ with ‘Buy’ component being kept nil. The Army is

Godrej Aerospace Delivers First Of 100 Airframes For BrahMos

Godrej Aerospace, a unit of Godrej & Boyce, today handed over the first of the 100 orders for the airframes for the air-launched version of the prestigious BrahMos missile systems to Defense Research Development Laboratories (DRDL). Godrej had won the orders for 100 sets of

Ahead Of Pompeo Visit For 2+2 Dialogue, India Commits Mega Bucks To Bolster Military Muscle

In a major shot in the arm for the armed forces, the Defence Acquisition Council on Saturday approved Rs 46,000 crore worth of weapons purchases, mostly from the US. The approval comes less than two weeks before the 2+2 dialogue between India and America. US

Indian Fighter Jets To Soon Get Made In India Super Radars As DRDO Begins Bidding Process

‘Super Radar’ technology developed by the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO), which is used in fighter jet aircraft is about to go on sale after, DRDO asks Indian industry to submit proposals for transfer of technology, reports The Economic Times. “Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar

GSLV-F11 Cryo Engine Hot Test Successful

The flight acceptance hot test of Cryogenic engine for Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F11) flight was successfully conducted on 27th August 2018 at the ISRO Propulsion Complex at Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu. The hot test was carried out for a planned duration of 200 seconds

Indian Armed Forces Shine At The 2018 Asian Games

Hello Defence Lovers, The Indian defence forces are shining at the 2018 Asian Games, having won 14 medals, including four gold, five silver and five bronze medals so far.  Indian Army has won the highest number of medals among the three services. This is in events such as javelin, rowing,

Royal Enfield Classic Signals 350 ABS Motorcycle Pays Homage To Indian Armed Forces

Royal Enfield has launched a new model under its classic range of motorcycle called Classic Signals 350 in two new colours in India for Rs 1.61 lakh (ex-showroom, Chennai). Conceived as a tribute to Royal Enfield’s 65 years of association with the Indian armed forces

Coordinated LAC Patrol Put Off As India, China Lack Consensus

There won’t be any coordinated patrols by Indian and Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control for the time being as the neighbours have failed to arrive at a consensus on the idea, DNA has learnt. In a recently held meeting of defence ministers

Manned Space Mission Before 75th I-Day: ISRO Chief

If everything goes according to plan, in 40 months, three Indians will be launched into space by an Indian rocket. This is the aim of India’s ambitious manned spaceflight mission, Gaganyaan, the contours of which were outlined by Dr. K. Sivan, Chairman of the Indian

New Copters To Enable Tech Transfer

The Defence Ministry is shortly expected to release project-specific implementation guidelines for the 111 naval utility helicopters to be procured under the Strategic Partnership (SP) model. However, foreign companies say there is still some clarity required on crucial legal, liability and technology transfer issues. “There

India-US Likely To Sign Agreements On Information Security, Geospatial Cooperation

In the forthcoming meeting of defence and foreign ministers of India and America, the two countries are likely to sign two important agreements – the Information Security Agreement and the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement. Before the meeting wherein Indian defence and foreign ministers will

Army Orders Court of Inquiry Against Major Leetul Gogoi

Major Leetul Gogoi, who was detained by police in a Srinagar hotel after he was seen with a local woman in May will now reportedly face court martial according to army sources.  He has been held accountable by a Court of Inquiry for fraternising with a local

Russia Working On Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier

The Russian Navy has launched work to develop a nuclear propulsion system for a next-generation aircraft carrier and is already working on the warship’s project, Navy Shipbuilding Chief Rear Admiral Vladimir Tryapichnikov told Zvezda TV Channel on Friday. “This is a very complex issue. It

Anti-Submarine Rocket Developed By ARDE With Extended Range Of 8.5km

The armament research and development establishment (ARDE) in association with the High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) has developed an extended range anti-submarine rocket (ASR) with a maximum range of 8.5km for the Indian Navy.Both laboratories are under the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

Work On Indo-French Maritime Satellite To Begin Soon

India and France will begin working on launching a constellation of maritime surveillance satellites by next year, an official of the French Space agency said. “The satellites will be designed to cover areas ranging from the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Ocean and parts of

Two Indian Military Choppers Set To Stay Back In Maldives

The two Indian military helicopters, gifted to Maldives, are likely to stay back along with a 48-member crew and support staff for at least next few months as talks between the two countries on their continued deployment in the island nation were “positive”, diplomatic and

Will Focus On Cutting Military Imports, Says New DRDO Chairman

On a day he was named the new chief of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), G Satheesh Reddy said his top priorities would include reducing military imports and supporting the export of locally produced weapons and systems in a big way. The Appointments

ISRO Will Complete Gaganyaan Mission As Per Schedule: Vijay Raghavan

The Indian Space Research Organisation will complete its first manned space mission on schedule as the programme was finalised a few years ago, K Vijay Raghavan, principal scientific advisor to the government of India, has stressed. “This mission is not happening out of the blue,

DRDO’s New Chief Satheesh Reddy Has His Job Cut Out

G Satheesh Reddy, the new chief of India’s top defence research establishment, has his job cut out, with many challenges ahead.The 13th scientist to lead the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) happens to be one of its youngest.The rise of the 55-year-old guidance and

ISRO To Provide Healing Touch To Siachen Soldiers

In an effort to provide emergency medical treatment to security forces deployed in remote areas like Siachen Glacier, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has recently signed an agreement with the defence ministry for setting up telemedicine nodes. The space agency will establish 53 more nodes

Why India Is Wary Of China’s Belt And Road Initiative

India should be wary of China’s geopolitical ambitions, which are being channelled through its Belt and Road Initiative, warns a new paper by Darshana Baruah of Carnegie India, the Indian arm of US-based think tank, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. As China looks to expand

How Agni 5 Induction Will Enhance India’s Nuclear Deterrence

Recent reports suggest that India’s Agni-V intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) with a strike range of 5000 kms is ready for induction. The Indian military has always been careful in choosing its words right and any acquisition of weapon systems during peace time is termed

Contract To Supply S-400s To India May Be Signed By End 2018.

The main aspects of the contract to supply the S-400 long-range anti-aircraft missile system have been determined, and the contract is expected to be signed by the end of 2018, said head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev in an interview with

Army Floats Tender For 41,000 LMGs

In a major change of weaponry for the Army, a tender was issued today seeking supply of some 41,000 new light machine guns (LMGs) to equip its infantry battalions This is the first change of an LMG—basic weapon of infantry units— in the Army’s armoury

War With India Not An Option: Pakistan Minister

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Monday said that war was not an option to resolve the Pak-India issues. Addressing a news conference after taking oath as the top diplomat here, Mr Qureshi said: “Both the countries are atomic powers. There is no capacity for

Chinese Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe Meets Narendra Modi

Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe arrived in New Delhi Tuesday on a four-day official visit, and called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the late afternoon. According to the PMO, Modi appreciated the increased momentum of high-level contacts between the two

Russia, India Engaged in Talks on 5th Generation Fighter Jet

Moscow and New Delhi are going ahead with discussions on the fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) project despite media reports on India’s withdrawal, Yury Slyusar, the president of the Russian United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), said on Sunday. “We have not closed the topic, we continue

In Pics: Exercise Pitch Black 18- After Flying High Down Under, IAF Team Set To Return

Hello Defence Lovers, The Indian Air Force was invited for the first time to participate in Exercise Pitch Black –– a biennial multi-national large force employment warfare exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). This exercise was conducted between July 24 to August 18. Indian

Former Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Awarded With US ‘Legion Of Merit’

Former Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh has been awarded with United States (US) ‘Legion of Merit’. The award was given to Singh for exceptionally meritorious service as Chief of Army Staff from August 2014 to December 2016.”The President of the United States of America #POTUS,